February 21st, 2013
The City of Decatur has a plan commission again — one with two more members than ever before and three new faces.
The new members are Jack Macklin, Dennis Scheumann and Larry Isch.
A single-vehicle accident around 6 a.m. today resulted in the driver of the vehicle being killed, according to a release from the Adams County Sheriff's Department.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg said the accident occurred on C.R. 900N near C.R. 550W. Deputies, paramedics, and the Preble Fire Department were all dispatched to the scene at 6:08 a.m. when the E-911 Center received a call concerning a single-vehicle crash.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) mandate is going to be taking new financial whacks at some Decatur residents in the near future.
Due to IDEM's demand that the city reduce its Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), sewage rates have been forced way up. And now, some residents are going to have to ante up to make sewer line repairs on their properties.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg brought a contract for a new Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) from Frontier to be signed by the commissioners at their Tuesday meeting.
Judith A. Ainsworth, 73, of Decatur, died Tuesday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy.
In his report to the Adams County Commissioners on Tuesday, county technical department head Landon Patterson announced that he is exploring the possibility of completely redoing the county's website.
Patterson reported that at present, many departments don't like to keep their information on the website up to date because it isn't user-friendly. He also said that the website isn't very interactive, and is mostly just an information dump.
Amos B. Schwartz, 81, Berne, died Sunday in Bluffton Regional Hospital .
He was born on January 13, 1932, the 19th of 20 children born into the Old Order Amish home.
Lance Vergara's 13 points was not enough to earn a much-needed win at home on senior night against an athletic Bishop Dwenger squad who topped the Braves in a 55-46 decision.
The action was swift and rugged — sort of — as K105's traveling basketball team defeated the Adams County Crime Fighters in the Bellmont gym on Monday night.
A nice-sized crowed turned out to see the fun and games.
No one was able to win the $15,000 at halftime, but Sam Smitley got a head rub from Casey the Cash Cow and in the end everyone said "congrats" before heading home.
Proceeds went to the local Crime Stoppers organization.